October is here, and so is our favorite holiday.

What’s that? Hallo-what? Never heard of it.

No, I’m talking about October’s real banner day for those in the accounting world: International Frugal Fun Day! Just saying it out loud makes me all tingly. Go on, give it a try.

Let’s keep the festive mood (and fiscal-themed fun) going by digging into an exciting new QuickBooks service offered to small business owners.

New! Keep your business safer from identity theft and fraud

In a nutshell: Lacking the data security of larger companies, your small business could be an easy target for identity theft. If criminals commit fraud or steal business funds, you could face financial liability and significant recovery time, or even risk bankruptcy.

Enter QuickBooks Detect & Defend powered by EZShield—a new service designed to protect your sensitive information and give you greater resiliency from threats.

How it works: With Detect & Defend, you get continuous support for your business’s private information, including but not limited to:

  • Dark-web monitoring to catch threats to sensitive data.
  • Immediate alerts to mitigate damage if data is compromised.
  • Hands-on help from a certified U.S.-based Resolution Specialist if fraud occurs.

Explore all the features included with Detect & Defend here.

Note: Detect & Defend is not available to businesses in New York.

That’s all for now, folks.

Until next time, as always, keep your feet on the ground…and your books in the cloud.